Statisticians use statistical methods to collect and analyze data and to help solve real-world problems in business, engineering, healthcare, or other fields.
About a third of statisticians work for the federal government or for scientific research and development companies. Although statisticians work mostly in offices, they may travel to collect data or to oversee a survey's design or implementation.
Statisticians typically need at least a master's degree in statistics, mathematics, or another quantitative field. However, a bachelor's degree is sufficient for some entry-level jobs.
The median annual wage for statisticians was $80,110 in May 2015.
Employment of statisticians is projected to grow 34 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth is expected to result from more widespread use of statistical analysis to make informed business and healthcare decisions.
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